According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Wild have recalled Carson McMillan and 2012 7th overall pick Mathew Dumba from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Now, this may not be as surprising and unsuspected as you may think. The Aeros wrapped up their season with a 7-0 loss on the road to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday night. With their season concluded, the move to Des Moines and the Wells Fargo Center is not too far off. Minnesota made three call-ups yesterday, calling up rookie Mikael Granlund and veteran role players Stephane Veilleux and Jake Dowell. Veilleux had a key role in Minnesota’s very physical overtime victory over Chicago yesterday afternoon.
With the call-ups of Dumba and McMillan, the Wild has now recalled five players within the past 24 hours. That doesn’t guarantee they’ll see time in the lineup, but Minnesota does have some “Black Aces” to stick up their sleeves. All five players are in Minnesota and practiced in the team’s optional skate today.
Also practicing with them is deadline blockbuster acquisition Jason Pominville, who has skated just once since he took an elbow to the face by Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown in a game on April 23rd. It remains to be seen whether or not he will suit up in Minnesota Forest Green for the home team in their Game Four Round One matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Gone Puck Wild will keep you updated as the situation develops.
I apologize for the lack of roster updates yesterday; I was out of town—cheering on the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center in their 3-2 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks! It’s a poor excuse, I know. I’ll strive to be better next time.